This single was released on February 18th this year. TreaZon is an artist I’ve been following since 2014 when he was featured on Sylvan LaCue‘s amazing mixtape, Searching Sylvan. He really stood out on that tape, so I was pleased to find out that his solo material is really goddamn good as well. My favorite project from him is definitely I Shouldn’t Be Alive, but Troublesome is dope as hell too. Needless to say, I was pretty excited about this latest single. It’s from his upcoming album, which he’s promoting as his best work to date, so I’m definitely looking forward to that.
The first thing that stood out to me about this song is Oh Genius’ production. This beat is really nice. I love how jazzy, melodic, and meditative it sounds. The horns and electric guitars sound phenomenal. The hook from TreaZon is pretty solid too. The background vocals sound good. It’s really the actual verses that make this song what it is though. I’ve never heard anything less than great rapping from TreaZon, and this song is no exception. The first two verses are really nice. That final verse though? That’s my favorite part of the song. The beat kinda switches up, and TreaZon employs a completely different flow. The way he referenced Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and kinda delivered each line with a more melodic delivery was awesome. The song just gets better and better as it progresses. I really appreciate how he was able to fit three whole verses in this track without letting things get stale and repetitive too. Songs with three verses are getting rarer and rarer, but he pulled it off beautifully. I think this song is dope as hell. Anyway, give it a listen and let me know what you think of it. If you dig it, consider checking out one of the two albums I referenced at the beginning of this review.